The Yorkshire Film Archive is a charity which finds, preserves and provides public access to moving image made in or about the Yorkshire region. YFA also manages the collections held by the North East Film Archive (NEFA), as part of its charitable remit.
In July 2012, the two archives merged and now come under the Yorkshire Film Archive banner and charity. However, working across two regions with immensely strong identities; both archives retain their regional titles. This is also reflected strongly in the collections held and is celebrated in all the Yorkshire Film Archives work.
Together, their growing collections currently contain over 50,000 titles - 17,000 held by YFA, and 33,000 held by NEFA - ranging from films made by the early film pioneers of the late 1890s, to recent footage of changing landscapes and life across both regions.
Both YFA and NEFA are based on university campuses, with facilities including temperature and humidity controlled film vaults, for safeguarding the collections, and specialist viewing and editing facilities to help make the collections accessible for everyone to see and enjoy. Yorkshire Film Archive also have public viewing areas, where you can – by prior appointment – research films from their collections.